SalonEra: Bach 52

SalonEra partners with GRAMMY-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan to probe the question “Is Bach’s music for everyone?” Drawing on tenor arias and interviews captured for Phan’s BACH 52 project, Nicholas, Debra Nagy, and a range of community members reckon with the complex social history of Bach’s music as well as its enduring resonance in their lives. Join us for this heartfelt and deeply personal exploration centered on one of the titans of baroque music: J.S. Bach.

Winds of Change

Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 2331 E Adams Street, Tucson, AZ, United States

Arizona Early Music presents Les Délices’ acclaimed concert Winds of Change, featuring virtuoso flutist Emi Ferguson. Join Les Délices for this all-instrumental program of riveting chamber works from the eve of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Inspired by philosophical ideals of liberty and equality and early abolitionist writing, we pair Classical Era works by Joseph Bologne Chevalier de St. Georges and Luigi Boccherini with Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume’s commission A Journey to Freedom.

SalonEra: Ximenez: Music & Politics

Latin American Music Nationalism is often understood as a 20th-century movement represented by composers such as Silvestre Revueltas (Mexico), Alberto Ginastera (Argentina) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil) among others. In this episode, SE favorite Karin Cuellar-Rendon and the Ximenez Quartet trace the early nation-building efforts of 19th-century Latin American composers Pedro Ximénez Abril Tirado (Bolivia-Peru), José Bernardo Alzedo (Chile), and Chiquinha Gonzaga (Brazil) who integrated elements of the European classical tradition with local musical genres.

Isabella’s Renaissance

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 50 N. Prospect St, Akron, OH, United States

Inspired by flowering humanism and flourishing arts under the patronage of the “First Lady of the Renaissance” Isabella D’Este (1474-1539), we feature international guest artist Anna Danilevskaia (dir. Solazzo Ensemble) with favorite collaborators Scott Metcalfe and Elena Mullins Bailey in music by late-15th century masters Busnois, Agricola, Josquin, and others.

Isabella’s Renaissance

Lakewood Presbyterian Church 14502 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH, United States

Inspired by flowering humanism and flourishing arts under the patronage of the “First Lady of the Renaissance” Isabella D’Este (1474-1539), we feature international guest artist Anna Danilevskaia (dir. Solazzo Ensemble) with favorite collaborators Scott Metcalfe and Elena Mullins Bailey in music by late-15th century masters Busnois, Agricola, Josquin, and others.

Isabella’s Renaissance

Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church UCC 2860 Coventry Rd, Shaker Heights, OH, United States

Inspired by flowering humanism and flourishing arts under the patronage of the “First Lady of the Renaissance” Isabella D’Este (1474-1539), we feature international guest artist Anna Danilevskaia (dir. Solazzo Ensemble) with favorite collaborators Scott Metcalfe and Elena Mullins Bailey in music by late-15th century masters Busnois, Agricola, Josquin, and others.

Woman Scorned at Hudson Library

Hudson Library & Historical Society 96 Library Street, Hudson, OH, United States

Les Délices presents Woman Scorned at Hudson Library & Historical Society. This FREE concert explores universal themes of desire, jealousy, shame, and revenge through the voices of spurned lovers of antiquity. Woman Scorned exalts in the wild, passionate music portraying characters including Circé, Phèdre, Armide, and Medée.

A Secret Garden: Annual Benefit

Harcourt Manor 2178 Harcourt Dr, Cleveland Heights, OH, United States

Spend a magical evening with Les Délices artists in A Secret Garden. Our annual benefit this year features specially curated wine and hors d’oeuvres offered alongside a gorgeous concert inspired by the setting–a magnificent private garden on a splendid spring evening.

Woman Scorned at Boston Early Music Festival

Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Les Délices makes its Boston Early Music Festival debut on June 6th with Woman Scorned. This program explores universal themes of desire, jealousy, shame, and revenge through the voices of spurned lovers of antiquity. Woman Scorned exalts in the wild, passionate music portraying characters including Circé, Phèdre, Armide, and Medée.

Event Series SalonEra Sessions

SalonEra Sessions: Songs for Social Justice

Heights Theater 2781 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH, United States

Renaissance lute songs, African American Spirituals, and traditional Lebanese melodies become vehicles for storytelling as Michael Walker (countertenor) and Haitham Haidar (tenor) explore themes of identity and representation, struggle and resilience, and community and belonging in this 75 minute concert and conversation.